Intellect Wireless Inc. has accused Hewlett-Packard Co., Sharp. Corp. and other electronics makers of violating two patents for picture text messaging technology on cell phones, PDAs and pagers.
Japanese Internet shopping giant Rakuten Inc. has asked Japan's antitrust watchdog to investigate a planned search engine partnership between Yahoo Japan Corp. and Google Inc., saying that the tie-up could hinder competition in the Internet services market in Japan.
Acer Inc. has reached a settlement with MicroUnity Systems Engineering Inc. in a patent infringement suit over media processing technology used in cell phones.
Chicago's Office of Emergency Management and Communications improperly routed a $23 million contract for a digital radio system to a vendor — reportedly Motorola Inc. — and justified the sole-source deal by pointing to earlier, similar contracts with the same vendor, according to the city's Office of the Inspector General.
The U.S. Small Business Administration does not have to turn over cell phone records to an advocacy group that is trying to prove the agency conspires to steer small business contracts to large companies, according to a federal appeals court.
Motorola Inc. has reached a settlement with plaintiffs Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV and Sharp Corp. in a suit over eight patents the defendant previously licensed for cell phones that use 3G wireless technology.
SiRF Technology Inc. has shot back at Broadcom Corp.'s claims that the wireless technology company's GPS devices infringe its patents, requesting sanctions in Broadcom's U.S. International Trade Commission action and launching a second patent infringement suit against Broadcom.
Patent-holding company Lochner Technologies LLC continues to assert its patent for wireless computer systems, accusing a variety of high-tech companies, including Hitachi Ltd., NCR Corp. and Tech Data Corp., of illegally using its technology.
A federal appeals court has declined to re-examine its earlier ruling backing a $2.78 million verdict against Sprint Nextel Corp. and finding that Enovsys LLC did have standing to bring claims related to two patents for a cell phone privacy system.
Broadcom Corp. announced Wednesday that it has agreed to pay $316 million to acquire Beceem Communications Inc., a developer of fourth-generation wireless platform solutions.
Fed up with years of delay, lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives have authored legislation setting a May 31 deadline for federal agencies to begin acquiring telecommunications and networking services under the Networx program of contracts, the largest telecom project in federal history.
T-Mobile USA Inc. and Asurion Corp. are hoping to delay a class action brought by customers who claim they were misled about the price of cell phone insurance plans, pending a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that may change the way California handles class action waivers.
The U.S. International Trade Commission administrative law judge overseeing a probe into whether Apple Inc. and Research In Motion Ltd. ran afoul of U.S. trade law by importing and selling phones and wireless devices that infringe an Eastman Kodak Co. patent has rejected Apple's bid for summary determination of noninfringement.
R2 Investments LDC has accused the formerly bankrupt radio firm Citadel Broadcasting Corp. of violating its restructuring plan by paying $110 million in equity to management as opposed to handing out longer-term stock options.
A judge at the U.S. International Trade Commission has declined Spansion Inc.'s request to add Sirius XM Radio Inc. and other companies to a patent infringement investigation over flash memory chips.
Promote Innovation LLC has agreed to dismiss a false marking qui tam suit it brought against Cisco Systems Inc. and Cisco subsidiary Scientific Atlanta LLC, just one of several such suits the company has brought against industry giants in recent months.
A federal appeals court has upheld the invalidity of five patents related to audio and video transmission technology that Acacia Media Technologies Corp. asserted in multidistrict litigation against DirecTV Group Inc., Time Warner Cable Inc. and more than three dozen other media companies.
Wireless mesh network company Sipco LLC has accused SmartSynch Inc., AMX Corp. and other companies that offer home energy management products of infringing its patents for wireless network and remote control technology.
The Miami Heat LP has accused Clear Channel Broadcasting Inc. of breaching a contract for the radio broadcast of the professional basketball team's games, with the Heat claiming it's owed the same perks the Miami Dolphins secured in a separate radio deal with the media giant.
MobilOpsis Inc. has filed a lawsuit claiming that Apple Inc.'s iPhone infringes its wireless network computing patent.